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Friday, December 3, 2010

Return of the Guac*

* Not to be confused with "Return of the Mack." (I warned you: I don't mess around with my '80s and '90s music.)

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the Large Florida Avocado that a friend and I tried to take down. Well, round two happened yesterday! This time I turned to two of my roomies for guacamole-eating assistance. They happily accepted the challenge.

I buy these avocados not-quite-rock hard and let them ripen on the counter. It's too risky to buy soft avocados at the store. (I learned this after purchasing many a ripe avocado, only to open them and find bruised, less tasty avocado innards.)

More than a handful!

Did I mention that these avocados are also called "slimcados?" According to their sticker, they have 30% less fat than regular avocados. I can't tell a difference in taste. If anything, these giant 'cados just might be creamier.

Here's a bowlful of chunks from one large Florida avocado.

I've always made guacamole with just a fork, but this time, a potato masher made things quicker and easier (though I still had avocado mush rising up over the sides of the bowl).

Unfortunately, there was no lemon juice to be found in the communal fridge, and I didn't purchase any fresh cilantro, but I still made a decent bowl of guac with cracked black pepper, garlic, and a little bit of cumin and coriander.

This made for many servings. It took 24 hours for all of the guacamole to be finished. My roomies did a commendable job.

How do you season your guac?


  1. Oh, you might have convinced me to try the Florida avocado again. I have only eaten one, it was nowhere as good as the regular thing. It was watery -- so I figured that's what you get for it being a "slimcado". Maybe I just got a bad one.

    I like grated onion, garlic, and cumin in my guac. And sometimes fresh tomato if I have it.

  2. Return of the Mack!
    Here it is!
    Hold on!
    OH MY GOD!

  3. Well, now I'm craving guac. Thanks bunches.

  4. mmmmmm...guacomole.....

    I could eat all of this in 24 minutes!

  5. I had a florida avo once and did not care for it. Maybe I didn't let it get ripe enough?

  6. I am totally on an avocado kick. I'd love to get my hands on a monster one like that.